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Where did the English Blackbird family come from? What is the English Blackbird family crest and coat of arms? When did the Blackbird family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Blackbird family history?Blackbird is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a man with a black beard.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blackbird were recorded, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackbird research. Another 405 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1206, 1273, 1275, 1279, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1612, and 1721 are included under the topic Early Blackbird History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Blackbird Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blackbird family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.
The Blackbird Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackbird Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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